Friday, October 23, 2009

Weird Western Tales returns...!

... but only for one issue, #71. This is from Dan Didio himself:

We're having a lot fun seeing the fans reacting so intensely to how, in Blackest Night, we're bringing all these lost characters back from the dead. So we've decided to expand what rises from the dead by bringing eight titles back from the dead.

In the month of January, you're going to see eight old series come back for one more issue, picking up the next number following that cancellation.

And the books that we'll be seeing are The Power of Shazam! #48, The Question #37, Suicide Squad #67, Phantom Stranger #42, Catwoman #83, The Atom and Hawkman #46, Weird Western Tales #71, and a very special Starman #81.

Even though these stories are picking up from a numbering of a canceled series, are actually taking place right now in today's continuity, and are completely tied to Blackest Night. They are our Blackest Night event books, but we're just returning the titles from the dead. So, we're not exactly picking up where the stories left off; we're actually picking up right in the middle of the action of Blackest Night.

I get a chance to reintroduce a lot of the Old West characters into the current – into the "New West," so to speak. So we get a chance to see Black Lantern interpretations of Bat Lash, Super Chief, Firehair, and of course, Jonah Hex.

Yup, Dan is writing the issue himself. I think that this may restart the movie-zombie rumors & I would rather see Scalphunter than Super Chief


Eldest said...

Nice to see that DiDio will be pissing on the DC legacy some more. He's like the Isaiah Thomas of comics...

SallyP said...

I don't quite know what to think. It may turn out swell, it may be horrible...guess we'll have to wait and see.